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Poster: JustinMusic Date: May 4, 2008 11:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Whats your favorite dead song??

This may be stupid to some of you, but here we go...
What is your favorite dead song?

Mine is Terrapin Station

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Poster: alycabally Date: May 5, 2008 2:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats your favorite dead song??

Wharf Rat or Franklin's.

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Poster: ghostofghostofghostofRBNW Date: May 5, 2008 1:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats your favorite dead song??

yellow...................dog...........................................story.

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 5, 2008 7:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We did this one too...

Saint St.

FYI, this "won" in a hugely huge, American Idol verified contest at Hook...

So, I speak the truth.

But, I love doing these threads each and everytime...just like Lou.

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: May 5, 2008 10:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We did this one too...

imho Saint Stephen is the ultimate Dead song, transcending and defining their core simultaneously...

timeless and to the point with something to say, catchy phrases and aphorisms open to interpretation,

yet more accessible than veiled landscapes such as Dark Star;

while not steeped in autobiography such as Truckin', The Other One or Touch of Gray;
St. Stephen remains challenging to audiences without pulling rank -
it points it's arrow at everyone...
not just targets we can comfortably feel better than, such as Tennessee Jed, Cosmic Charlie, Casey Jones, Mr. Benson, Bertha or even This Old Building.

St. Stephen (whoever it is) sounds human and mystical, hardly a bumpkin everyman you slap on the back and bum a hit from such as Jack Straw, Uncle Sam, Uncle John, Mr. Charlie...

StSt rises above all the mutual admiration... and then falls flat on his ass like the ice cream kid, but isn't doing it for a cheap laugh...

I love the blam blam of the 66/67 stuff but StSt gets my vote for thee GD hit song #1 of 68/69, and it has a fair share of '70 and still holds up as top shelf,
no matter how good and plenty the repitoire became.




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Poster: Zaorish Date: May 5, 2008 12:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We did this one too...

There is nothing like the 1-22-78 st stephen. Full of mistakes, clearly hurtling forward way too fast, but cearly full of passion and energy and exploration and determination and spirit.

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 5, 2008 1:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We did this one too...

That's the only post-71 version I have...

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: May 5, 2008 4:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We did this one too...

wow, can you believe, I'm listening at this very moment to the St. Stephen from 1-22-1978, for the first time!

yeah buddy...
never heard one like it before.

good thing I started with the solo before it, for the transition.

We didn't have beer stands in 1970 venues like the Carousel... no one left during St. Stephen...

sometimes no one left til dawn on a good night!

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: May 5, 2008 4:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We did this one too...

outstanding... I'd never heard that until just moments ago, thank ya kindly.

Now, I'm slipping back 10 years to SStephen from the unknown May 1968 just added:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1968-05-00.sbd.currier.5427.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: AshesRising Date: May 5, 2008 7:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We did this one too...

cream-puff-war: that is a great post -- thanks a lot -- no "empty space" there. One of my all-time favorite lines is "Been here so long he's got to calling it home." ....so pure; so true.

Thanks a lot,
--- AshesRising

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 5, 2008 11:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We did this one too...

Amen. Well said.

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: May 5, 2008 12:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We did this one too...

I too agree with everything CPW said, yet in a DS>StS>E>Death/LL jam, StS is when I leave the room to get another beer.

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 5, 2008 1:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: We did this one too...

Yikes! Switch to LL...hmmm, suppose that's too late in the sequence (wouldn't want you to listen to so much music "dry").

Get one of those "beer can throwers" in the TV ads of a few yrs back to fling one to you without getting out of your chair. Just make sure the stereo isn't in the firing line.

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Poster: cosmic chuck Date: May 5, 2008 4:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats your favorite dead song??

Don't forget "What's Become Of The Baby" !!!!!!

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Poster: craven714 Date: May 5, 2008 6:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats your favorite dead song??

considering the date:
any 23 to 27 minute versions of Mexicali Blows






god arent we a bunch of smart-asses

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: May 5, 2008 6:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats your favorite dead song??

Mexicali would actually have been a good tune if they'd stretched it out like they did Big River in the late 70s, with more room for jamming. Jerry's solos on the two Mexicali Blues in the Winterland 73 set are dynamite, and he keeps up a Big-River-like picking undercurrent going all through the Mosque May 77 version. And this is from someone who has openly maligned the song.

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Poster: Jerrob Hungar Date: May 5, 2008 6:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats your favorite dead song??

Hi Justin. I see from your previous posts that you like asking impossible questions. I'm just relieved you didn't ask 'What is the dead's best song?'
My favourite song at the moment is Leavin Terrapin.
http://www3.clearlight.com/~acsa/introjs.htm?/~acsa/songfile/LEAVINGT.HTM
'Bent my ear to hear the tune
And closed my eyes to see'
- rh

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Poster: lobster12 Date: May 5, 2008 12:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats your favorite dead song??

Probably Comes A Time

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Poster: high flow Date: May 5, 2008 3:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats your favorite dead song??

Hold my Hand

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Poster: lobster12 Date: May 5, 2008 4:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats your favorite dead song??

That's funny.

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: May 5, 2008 1:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats your favorite dead song??

far from me

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: May 5, 2008 5:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats your favorite dead song??

gotta be "Lindy".

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: May 5, 2008 6:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats your favorite dead song??

Lindy rocks!!

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: May 5, 2008 6:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats your favorite dead song??

Mary had a dream about a submarine...

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Poster: ned the head Date: May 5, 2008 4:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats your favorite dead song??

Shenandoah

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: May 5, 2008 7:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats your favorite dead song??

The Golden Road.

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 5, 2008 7:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats your favorite dead song??

I do indeed like this one as much as StSt but it didn't "win" so I dropped it down a notch.

When the masses vote, you must take note

-- Johnnie Cochran

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Poster: AshesRising Date: May 5, 2008 3:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats your favorite dead song??

"Finiculi Finicula"

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Poster: NostraDamnIt Date: May 5, 2008 4:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats your favorite dead song??

Take A Step Back

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Poster: Morning Dewd Date: May 5, 2008 4:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats your favorite dead song??

I'm torn between Mindbender, Can't Come Down, and Feedback.